Full Moon in Gemini… And Beyond

I was shooting for an uneventful weekend… And though I didn’t actually do much, by Sunday I was fucking exhausted. I still haven’t been able to shake this cold/sinus problem I’ve had for like two weeks and my body is in full blown protest mode from all the “Amber — you know damn well this […]

Choosing Happiness

I don’t think people understand how powerful perception is. People say all the time that perception shapes reality, but do they have any idea what it means? My quote for the week was from Maya Angelou, and it’s what prompted the last, as well as this post. If you don’t like something, change it. If […]

Hello, November…

It’s been three months since my last post. Three month of chaos, and wins, and losses, and peace, and… well, life. I turned a year older, my mom moved across town, I bought some new crystals, and I survived mercury retrograde— again. I can be honest with myself and say I haven’t been very active […]

War on Coconut Oil

So, I’m a little late to this party. But nonetheless, I just heard the most RIDICULOUS claim outside of the story of Jesus Christ. The American Heart Association claims that coconut oil is BAD for you. COCONUT OIL. I’ll be specific. It was reported by the Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease Advisory that [begin quote]: […]

White Washed, its a Thing…

So, there was this whole scandal about Madame Tussaud and her wax interpretation of Beyonce. The figure was obviously whitewashed, but it really got me to thinking. White people know something black people do not. That regardless of what you read, imagery is IMPORTANT. Let’s think. Two hundred and fifty years from now when Beyonce […]

Subtle Racism

Yes, it exists. It is uttered from the lips of every non-black that claims that they don’t see color. It is written in the contracts, applications, and forms we fill out that ask us to identify with labels of race. It is tasted in the bitter salty tears of a child that finally realizes life […]